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June Janda
This past Friday morning, June 26, Jenkins Law Library lost one of our most loyal and dedicated staff members, June A. Janda. June was hired at Jenkins over 34 years ago as a bookkeeper. Through the years she took accounting and other classes towards a degree, was mentored by both Regina Smith,...
Philadelphia City Council recently passed a package of bills to protect renters in light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Housing Protection Act (EHPA) was passed unanimously on June 18th, 2020 . The package is composed of five bills designed to keep renters in their homes as a...
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On June 15, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a victory to LGBTQ workers, giving the LGBTQ community an occasion to celebrate during Pride Month . The 6-3 decision in Bostock v. Clayton County extended the reach of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include LGBTQ workers. The opinion was...
Today is Juneteenth (a blending of “June Nineteenth”), an “annual observance to celebrate the date Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all remaining slaves in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865” ( National Juneteenth Observance Foundation ). Juneteenth - which goes by many...
Insurance Bad Faith in Pennsylvania by Richard McMonigle is now on its 20th edition, and LexisNexis Digital Library provides electronic access to this Pennsylvania classic. Congratulations to Mr. McMonigle for 20 years of scholarship with this resource. In this title, the author aims to help...
During the COVID-19 crisis, LexisNexis has graciously offered both Jenkins members and our website visitors remote Patron Access to Lexis Advance to conduct research on cases, codes and law review resources needed for their legal work and personal legal research. Shepardizing is also available...
Flag day is observed on June 14th each year, the anniversary of the 1777 adoption of the stars and stripes as the U.S. flag. Flag Day was first observed nationally in 1877 to celebrate the centennial of the flag. In June of 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation (p.9258) for the...
The Law Division at the Library of Congress (LOC) recently launched their Legal Research Institute , a one-stop-shop for the Law-related educational presentations and resources available from the LOC. It is divided into four categories: US Law Webinars , Foreign, Comparative, and International Law...
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UPDATE: We are still preparing the library for reopening. Plexiglass barriers and other various items have been ordered to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. At this point we are hoping to reopen towards the end of July. As stated below, our librarians are available to assist with your...